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Uncle John's Cider May Be Contaminated with E.coli

(WILX) The state is warning people to not consume cider recently purchased from Uncle John's Cider Mill in St. Johns because it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga-toxin producing E. coli bacteria.


The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says the advisory affects approximately 1,200 gallons of cider produced on October 17. The cider was sold at the cider mill from the retail cooler, packaged in various sized plastic jugs with a sell by date of October 30, 2015; or served directly to consumers by the cup as cold cider, frozen cider slushes and hot cider, from October 18 through October 21.


A routine, random sample collected by an MDARD food inspector tested positive for the Shiga-toxin producing E. coli by the department’s Geagley Laboratory. No illnesses have been reported to date. Uncle John’s has voluntarily ceased sales of cider awaiting further test results.

2016 Camaro Debuts at GM Grand River Assembly Plant

(LSJ)Three Camaros rolled down the line of GM's Grand River assembly plant on Monday, one red, one white and one blue.

It was a fitting entrance. This is the first time the Camaro has been built in the U.S. since 1992, when GM moved production from California to Canada.



"It's here," said Mike Green, president of the UAW Local 652. "The American muscle car comes back to Lansing."

The Camaro hasn't even hit dealership lots yet, and it's already on the shortlist for the 2016 North American Car of the Year award.


The starting price is $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT which is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder or 3.6L V6 engine. The 1SS model with a 6.2L V8 engine starts at $37,295. It will be available in coupe and convertible body styles.


The three Camaros that rolled down the assembly line are among the first one hundred produced for consumers. Dozens of other Camaros are sitting on back lots at the plant. GM expects Camaros to be available at dealerships by mid-November.

GM invested $175 million in the plant to upgrade its tooling and equipment to support production of the Camaro. This summer, it hired 450 employees to work second shift to keep up with production demand. The plant has been producing pilot Camaros for the past few months for testing purposes.


"For this iconic brand to be made in Michgan puts us on the map," said Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. "This says we do good work. It's a stepping point for economic development."

Shooting at T.I.'s brand new restaurant

(TMZ) T.I.'s new Atlanta soul food restaurant was the scene of a shootout with a group of customers, leaving one man injured and also arrested for drugs ... TMZ has learned.



The shooting went down outside Scales 925 on Sunday night. According to cops, the incident started inside the restaurant on an upper deck patio ... where a group of 5 or 6 men started arguing.

Staffers threw the men out, but police say the fight continued in the parking lot ... and that's where one man in a red shirt whipped out a handgun and shot the victim once in the leg. We're told the victim escaped from the scene in a friend's Porsche.

Police were responding to a 911 call about the shooting when they pulled over the Porsche. Cops say they found the victim bleeding, but he also had a duffle bag with 240 grams of marijuana and $6,000 in cash.

The victim was booked for reckless conduct and possession of marijuana. He told cops he did not know the shooter. The entire incident was captured on restaurant surveillance cameras.

T.I. was NOT at the restaurant nor anywhere near it at the time of the shooting.

Police are searching for the shooter. 

Half of food workers admit to working while sick, according to survey



(Fox 5) According to a new poll commissioned by Alchemy, a firm that works with companies across the food chain to improve safety and productivity, 51 percent of food workers (including people who grow, process, cook, and serve it) say they “always” or “frequently” go to work when they’re feeling ill. Thirty-eight percent said they “sometimes” go to work sick.


According to the survey, 9 in 10 of the 1,200 respondents say that they feel “responsible for the safety and well-being” of those they serve, yet 45 percent of workers said they still clock in because they “can’t afford to lose pay.”

Drake drops video for Hotline Bling!!


(Rolling Stone) Drake has dropped the highly-anticipated video for his track "Hotline Bling."



Keeping with the song's booty call theme, the Director X-helmed video opens up with an office full of phone sex operators before the action shifts to Drake, who delivers his surprise smash single in a sleek, futuristic room where monochromatic colors bounce off the walls. Like the song itself, the "Hotline Bling" video debuted on Apple Music.


New Star Wars Trailer!!!!!

It debuted on Monday Night Football and we have it for you here. You only have 60 days befeore The Force Awakens!!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

The Force. It’s calling to you. Tickets on sale now:

Posted by Star Wars on Monday, October 19, 2015


MSU Alum and ESPN host Jemele Hill Goes in on Michigan!!

Jemele Hill (Michigan State Alumand host of ESPN's His & Hers) feels a certain way about the Michigan State win on Saturday. If you are a Michigan fan, you won't like it.



Lamar Odom Out Of Coma According to E!

(E Online) Lamar Odom appears to be on the road to recovery!

Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian
The 35-year-old former NBA star has woken up from a coma he slipped into after being hospitalized on Tuesday, following a drug overdose at a brothel in Nevada, and is able to communicate.
On Friday, Odom opened his eyes, saw his ex Khloé Kardashian, who has been by his bedside as he fights for his life, said, "Hey, baby," gave her a thumbs up and then went back to sleep, a source told E! News.

The source also said he is no longer using a breathing tube. Another source told E! News Odom is speaking and functioning and that his children and other family members, including cousins, are all with him now. Khloé, 31, who arrived with mom Kris Jenner and several of her sisters, had had Odom's father, his two kids and their mother flown in to see him.

Vandals Hit MSU and Michigan as Saturday's Showdown Approaches

As everyone gets ready Michigan State travelling to the Big House to take on Michigan Saturday, the vandals are on spraying spree!!


Thursday, Spartans fans were up in arms about Majic Johnson's statue at Breslin Center being vandalized. Today both campuses were hit.


The only real winners are the stores selling the spray paint.  Cha Ching!

@stoolpresidente @nickbaumgardner the retaliation on north campus #littlebrother

Rivalry week is getting nasty!! Somebody vandalized Magic's statue!!!


Michigan State students have spent all week, as is tradition during Michigan-Michigan State week, guarding the Sparty statue on campus. Instead, another statue on Michigan State's campus was vandalized.


The Magic Johnson statue, which stands in front of Breslin Center, was vandalized sometime Tuesday night. The statue of the Spartan great had an "M" spray painted on his chest, with "BEAT STATE" painted across the base of the statue. The face of the statue also was spray painted, as was its shoes.


The No. 7 Spartans travel to Ann Arbor on Saturday to play the No. 12 Wolverines.


Mason man loses wallet in NYC Cab...and gets it back only a couple hours later because of Facebook!!

If you lost your wallet in a cab, what do you think would be the chances of getting it back? Jason Hutchinson found out the answer.


Hutchinson of Mason lost his wallet in a New York City cab while on a business trip. And he thought he never would see it again.


But a passenger who took that same cab later that day, found the wallet and wen to social media to return it to Hutchinson.


30 minutes of losing his wallet Hutchinson got a call from his best friend to let him no about a post on Facebook about his missing wallet. The wallet and it's rightful owner were reunited later that day......and they were only 10 blocks away!!


(Photo from Lansing state Journal)


Read the whole story here.

Hera are The 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers

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If you missed the cyphersfrom the BET Hip Hop Awards last ya go. Who do you think did the best?


Charles Hamilton, Jackie Spade, Joyner Lucas, and Tink




Def Squad: Erick Sermon, Redman, and Keith Murray




King Mez, J-Doe, Raury, Casey Veggies, and Vince Staples




Hamilton Musical: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Black Thought, and Questlove




Doug E. Fresh, Nicole Paris, and Rahzel




Live Cypher: T-Top, Rain, Charlie Clips, DNA, and K-Shine



Looking for tickets for Saturday's MSU-Michigan game? Be ready to pay a steep price.

(WXYZ)  A historic matchup between Michigan State and Michigan on Saturday means tickets for the game are going to be expensive and hard to find.



With tickets from the university sold out, the only option fans have is to buy tickets on resale websites like StubHub, Craigslist and more.


The cheapest ticket on StubHub as of Monday morning is $238.95 with fees . That is for a single ticket in section 9, row 65.


If you want to get two tickets, the cheapest price is $265.50 per ticket in section 15, row 92. That again, is with fees.


Most of the tickets available after that below $300 are for single tickets, or even-numbered tickets above row 60.


To get an even number of tickets below row 60, it's going to cost you more than $300.


For row one tickets in various sections, the cheapest is $310.19 with fees to set in the end zone corner. For an even number of tickets in row one, it will cost you $470.25 a ticket.


StubHub is the official resale website for the University of Michigan, but if you go on another site like Craigslist and search by owner, one ticket will cost you at least $200.

Who is participating in The Cypher on the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards?

(HotNewHipHop) The best part of the BET Hip Hop Awards is the cypher. It has produced a ton of great moments over they years, including Kendrick Lamar's epic verse in the TDE 2013 cypher.


2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards logo


BET just announced the list of rappers who will participate in the 2015 edition... it's an eclectic mix of old school heads and up and coming MCs, and though not as star-studded as cyphers past, it still looks pretty promising.


BET filmed the Hip Hop Awards over the weekend in Atlanta and will air it tomorrow night.  Check out the full list of cypher artists below. Who are you most excited for?


Vince Staples
Black Thought
Casey Veggies
Charles Hamilton
Albe Back
Doug E. Fresh
Erick Sermon
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Daveed Diggs
Joyner Lucas
Jackie Spade
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Keith Murray
Muggsy Malone
Nicole Paris
King Mez

'College Gameday' coming to Ann Arbor

(Detroit Free Press) ESPN's College GameDay is coming to one of our cities.



The gold standard of pregame shows will make its second visit to the state this year, announcing late Saturday that it will be in Ann Arbor for next weekend's Michigan-Michigan State showdown to be shown on ESPN. 


The network announced the location as soon as No. 4 MSU finished off its 31-24 win at Rutgers to improve to 6-0, 2-0 in the Big Ten. The No. 18 Wolverines are 5-1, 2-0 in the Big Ten.



Scarface Arrested Minutes After Accepting BET Hip Hop Award

(TMZ) Scarface was a man of multiple distinctions this weekend ... he received a career achievement award and a shiny pair of handcuffs, both within minutes of each other.

The rapper was at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta Friday night, having just accepted the "I Am Hip-Hop Icon" award, when cops descended on him, placing him under arrest.

Turns out there's an outstanding warrant against Scarface for unpaid child support.  He was taken to Fulton County Jail.  He was still there as of Sunday AM, according to the jail. 



The Weeknd Joined By Nicki Minaj on


(Pitchfork) The last time the Weeknd was on "Saturday Night Live", he was singing alongside Ariana Grande. Last night, Abel Tesfaye took center stage as the musical guest on an episode hosted by Amy Schumer. When he did his Beauty Behind the Madness single "The Hills", he was joined by Nicki Minaj to perform her new remix—that's out now, and so is a new remix featuring Eminem. 


The Weeknd Joined By Nicki Minaj on


Tesfaye also performed "Can't Feel My Face" and appeared on "Weekend Update" for a bit called "Weeknd Update" (at around the 2:00 mark below).



The Facebook Dislike button is here....sort of.

(From  E Online)
 Good news: Facebook's new feature that updates the "like" button has arrived! 

Neural news (we can't decide if it's good or bad yet): It's definitely not the thumbs down icon we were all expecting.

Facebook started testing what they are calling "Reactions," which are essentially emojis that users can use to express emotions beyond just "like."

Facebook emojis, dislike buttonFacebook

"Today we are beginning to test Reactions – an extension of the Like button that gives people more ways to share their reaction to a post in a quick and easy way," Product Manager Chris Tosswill announces in a Facebook blog post. "We're excited to start this test, but understand that this is a big change, and one that we want to make sure to get right. So we're starting by offering Reactions to Ireland and Spain, where people will be able to react to any post across Facebook – a post from a friend, advertiser, publisher or business."

So instead of just getting one, giant thumbs down button to use on statuses we certainly do not like (because who wants to press "like" when someone announces they are divorcing a cheating spouse?), Facebook users will get to choose from six different emojis, as well as the like button.

The emojis people can use to react to statues are "love," "haha," "yay," "wow," "sad" and "angry." These emojis also move, almost like a GIF.

Facebook emojis, dislike buttonFacebook

"As you can see, it's not a ‘dislike' button, though we hope it addresses the spirit of this request more broadly," Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox wroteunderneath a video that shows off the new feature. "We studied which comments and reactions are most commonly and universally expressed across Facebook, then worked to design an experience around them that was elegant and fun."

Facebook is also using these "Reactions" as a way to pick and choose which stories and post show up on a user's News Feed.

"Initially, just as we do when someone likes a post, if someone uses a Reaction, we will infer they want to see more of that type of post. We will spend time learning from this initial rollout and iterate based on findings in the future," writes Tosswill.


Though it's only in the testing phase and not available to all users yet, Facebook hopes to use this phase to tweak and improve the feature. Hopefully, the worldwide rollout will be on its way soon.

College student expelled after attacking campus cafeteria workers

(Gawker) Luke Gatti, the 19-year-old University of Connecticut student who swaggered into a campus cafeteria with a beer Sunday night and drunkenly demanded some “f***ing jalapeño bacon mac and cheese,” has reportedly been expelled from the university over the incident.





Gatti’s famous tantrum, which involved calling the cafeteria manager a “f***ing idiot” and mockingly reading the unfortunate man’s nametag over and over, ended when another food service worker took him to the ground. Campus police took over from there.

Closed to $60,000 Not Claimed in MSU 50/50 Rafflle

(LSJ) — Nearly $60,000 from two separate 50/50 raffles at MSU football games have yet to be claimed.



The winnings from 50/50 raffles held during MSU football home games against Oregon and Central Michigan University have so far gone unclaimed, said Paul Schager, executive associate athletic director for external relations. The unclaimed winnings amount to $32,482.50 and $26,790 respectively.


Winners have 60 days following the raffle to come forward with their winning ticket, he said. The winnings are donated to a charity approved by the Michigan Lottery Commission if they are not claimed in the allotted time, he added.


The deadline for winners to come forward is Nov. 11 for the Oregon game raffle and Nov. 25 for the CMU game. The winning ticket number for the Oregon game is A348344; the winning ticket number for the CMU game is C172065.


Meet the big Powerball winner from Michigan---Julie Leach!!

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A 50-year-old supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory is the winner of a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot.


Julie Leach of Three Rivers says she was having a "bad night" at her third-shift job when she took a lunch break. She checked the numbers while waiting in a McDonald's drive-thru.


Leach says she is in "disbelief." She quickly quit her  job and plans to build houses in Michigan for her and her partner of 36 years, their three children and 11 grandchildren.


Leach chose a lump sum of $197.4 million, or $140 million after taxes. It's Michigan's second-largest lottery prize.


Power 96.5's Don Black is a QuizBuster!!

This weekend you can catch Power 96.5's very own Don Black on a special edition of QuizBusters on WKAR!! Quizbusters starts its 27th season this Saturday (10/3/15) at 6PM with two special shows featuring local personalities and community leaders in Lansing. And this season, the shows are being shot in High Definition!!


Don Black was happy to team with Lansing Lugnuts announcer Jesse Goldberg-Strassler,Truscott Rossman's Kelly Rossman-McKinney and educator and actor Gini Larson. 


If you can't watch it on TV you can watch the sho in its entirety right here.


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